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Old 12-23-2004, 02:14 PM
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I don't know, sometimes I really really like Maxima, but sometimes she just seems like a spoiled rich daddy's girl. This seems like a bit of a temper tantrum. But tomorrow perhaps she'll do something quite charming and I'll think her delightful all over again.
Very true, i find her spoiled sometimes, but then shell be doing something and ill like her
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Old 12-28-2004, 05:02 PM
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They do seem to overreact to the press a bit. I mean, Infanta Cristina hadn't hit three months yet, but she confirmed her pregnancy when the rumour mill got to the "acknowledge or deny" stage. I don't know, sometimes I really really like Maxima, but sometimes she just seems like a spoiled rich daddy's girl. This seems like a bit of a temper tantrum. But tomorrow perhaps she'll do something quite charming and I'll think her delightful all over again.
I don't think you guys are being fair at all. First of all it's not only Maxima that was upset at this WA was too & I'm sure the Queen was as well. And they have every right to be upset espcially if the press knew of something & was told to please keep quiet for another 2 weeks & they turned around & talked anyway after agreeing to keep quiet. That is what I think happend.

First off as The Watcher stated it was not an official press conf, it was one of those get togethers with the press they have every now & again. THAT is why I think they cancelled it, they probably did not want to go to meet the press & have to answer the question or talk about it in any way. I think they intended on making an announcement (2 weeks later) but not at that time.

#1 because of the mourning period & #2 because of the protocol waiting period of the 13 weeks. I think they figured another 2 weeks would be okay becuase of mouring (not too late not too soon) & also because of the 13 week wait required by the court. As for the mourining period I think it's okay to announce it now because Maxima will be showing soon so they really couldn't wait any longer. I don't think they're being disrespectful at all.

Besides every parent should have the right & joy in announcing their pregnancy. I think it's terrible to take that right away from them!
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Old 12-28-2004, 06:35 PM
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I don't think you guys are being fair at all. First of all it's not only Maxima that was upset at this WA was too & I'm sure the Queen was as well. And they have every right to be upset espcially if the press knew of something & was told to please keep quiet for another 2 weeks & they turned around & talked anyway after agreeing to keep quiet. That is what I think happend.
I think you overestimate the press a bit! I am a member of the press and trust me, if someone told me that the Crown Prince and Princess were pregnant with their second child in the midst of the sad loss of Prince Bernhard, and after a year of also losing Queen Juliana, I'd run all the way to my computer to type up that story real quick! It may be slimy, but it's also how the industry works.

And if a publisher ever found out that you were sitting on such stunning news, you'd be let go real quick. The news business, especially the tabloid news, is all about "breaking" news and getting the scoop to the masses before other media sources do.

There's no evidence that Willem and Maxima or someone representing them revealed such news in confidence to the press and asked them to keep mum on it until an appropriate time ... Or am I missing something?

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#1 because of the mourning period & #2 because of the protocol waiting period of the 13 weeks. I think they figured another 2 weeks would be okay becuase of mouring (not too late not too soon) & also because of the 13 week wait required by the court. As for the mourining period I think it's okay to announce it now because Maxima will be showing soon so they really couldn't wait any longer. I don't think they're being disrespectful at all.
If they were still in their mourning period then why set up an informal meeting with the press at all? Why not do it after Christmas, after the mourning period was over?

As for the 13 week mark, as I posted in the thread announcing Maxima's pregnancy, to be due in July Maxima would have had to conceive sometime in October. If she conceived October 1, the 13 week mark would be January 1; which we are almost at. But if she is due in mid-July we have not quite reached the 13 week mark yet -- so why set up an informal meeting with the press even now? Why not wait until after January 1 when Maxima would've cleared that mark?

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Besides every parent should have the right & joy in announcing their pregnancy. I think it's terrible to take that right away from them!
Nobody is denying the opportunity to announce the wonderful news themselves; but they sort of spoiled it themselves. Even now I can see that while much of the discussion of this second pregnancy is expressing joy and happiness for Willem, Maxima and the Queen, there is also much discussion about the failed announcement from two weeks ago and comments of Maxima and Willem having "hissy fits" and "temper tantrums" and calling the previously scheduled meeting. They hampered a bit of the pure joy of the announcement themselves, as much as the press took the joy of letting them announce it in their own words away from them.
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Alexandria, I could not have said it better myself. Well Said!

Anyway, I wish her a healthy pregnancy!
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Old 01-17-2005, 03:45 AM
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Prinses Máxima bezoekt huiswerkbegeleidingsproject Witte Tulp


Hare Koninklijke Hoogheid Prinses Máxima der Nederlanden bezoekt dinsdag 18 januari het huiswerkbegeleidingsproject Witte Tulp in Haarlem. Het project ontving in mei 2004 uit handen van de Prinses een Appeltje van Oranje, de prijs van het Oranje Fonds voor initiatieven op het terrein van maatschappelijk welzijn en sociale cohesie. Aan de prijs is een geldbedrag van 15.000 euro verbonden. De Prinses is beschermvrouwe van het Oranje Fonds.

Allochtone jongeren die erin slagen binnen het Nederlandse onderwijs hun weg te vinden, zijn een voorbeeld voor anderen. Dit was voor een aantal Turks/Nederlandse studenten aanleiding om huiswerkbegeleiding te organiseren in hun woonhuis. Niet alleen huiswerk bleek belangrijk, maar ook het bespreken van problemen die jongeren ondervinden en waar ze thuis niet mee terechtkunnen. De toeloop werd zo groot dat er uitgeweken is naar een grotere ruimte in de wijk. Tot nu toe hebben ongeveer 100 leerlingen van groep 7 en 8 van de basisschool en de brugklas gebruikgemaakt van het project. Zij worden begeleid door 18 vrijwilligers. De leerlingen die begeleid worden stromen door naar hogere typen onderwijs dan voorheen en zijn daar ook succesvoller. Naast huiswerkbegeleiding worden onder meer ouderavonden georganiseerd om ouders op de hoogte te houden van de voortgang van hun kind en hen te informeren over de schoolsystemen. Ook vinden discussieavonden plaats voor middelbare scholieren over actuele maatschappelijke onderwerpen. Iedere zondag wordt een sporthal afgehuurd om in leeftijdsgroepen een sport naar keuze te beoefenen. Het Oranje Fonds is binnen het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden het grootste fonds op sociaal gebied. Het Fonds streeft naar een samenleving waar het goed samenleven is en waar mensen tot hun recht komen. Het Oranje Fonds keert ieder jaar ongeveer 14 miljoen euro uit aan vele projecten en organisaties. Het Appeltje van Oranje is een jaarlijkse prijs voor heel bijzondere, innovatieve of succesvolle projecten op sociaal gebied. Dit jaar was het thema 'Jongeren in de buurt'. De drie winnende projecten dienen als voorbeeld voor andere organisaties.





So we can see a pregnant Princess Again!
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Old 01-17-2005, 01:16 PM
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Willem Alexander and Máxima are going to Poland in April. The programme has not been announced yet, but on April 26 they will re-open the Dutch pavillion in Auschwitz.
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Willem Alexander and Máxima are going to Poland in April. The programme has not been announced yet, but on April 26 they will re-open the Dutch pavillion in Auschwitz.
Will it be okay for Maxima to travel at that time? She will be about 6 months pregnant (if she is really due in July) but if she is due a month or so earlier she'll be 7 months pregnant. I think it is safe to travel until your last month, but considering the problems from the first pregnancy (in which Maxima was ordered bed rest for several weeks until her delivery) isn't such a program a bit "ambitious."
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Old 01-17-2005, 07:38 PM
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if she has problems then she can always cancel & the prince of orange will go on his own. But I think this makes clear that she will make an efford to be there, which is good.
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Old 01-18-2005, 12:22 PM
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Thanks alot,Maxima is very beautiful.
I think Maxima is attractive but not beautiful...just my opinion...
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Old 01-18-2005, 01:37 PM
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Princess Maxima today...
http://www.royalimages.nl/theme/theme.asp?themeid=459
and Seegerpress-online.de
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hmmm...perhaps it is the shawl, but this outfit looks a bit dumpy...:(

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Old 01-18-2005, 02:05 PM
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I think it may actually just be the way she is standing...she's hunched over, making everything look slightly more dumpy. I have to say Maxima is a very attractive pregnant woman, she glows in every sense. Not every woman can pull that off!
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Old 01-18-2005, 02:11 PM
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it's amazing how maxima can wear that dress and even look wonderful! i think she is one of those women who know how to combine complements, i mean... the dress itself is not particularly nice, imo, but she looks wonderful on it because she knows how to carry it without loosing elegance.
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hmmm...perhaps it is the shawl, but this outfit looks a bit dumpy...:(

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for me it is the colour of her boots, they do not look dumpy they look
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Maxima really needs to work on her hair. Even though the wind seems to have done a bit to it, it couldn't have caused this much "damage" if it had been styled properly in the first place.

This seems to have been the case at the arrival of the New Year's reception, too.

Maybe Maxima needs to go with a shorter, more styled look.
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I never saw this tiara ...is it new ??!!
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I never saw this tiara ...is it new ??!!
I think Maxima wore it once before. Here's a link to the gorgeous site: http://www.royal-magazin.de/niederla...xima-tiara.htm
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I never saw this tiara ...is it new ??!!
i look pictures of Maxima at banquet with Queen Beatrix and her husband with president of Lativia but i think its new! yes! but its really confuse for me to look pictures of new tiara.

like Sophie,Countess of Wessex who have new tiara wore at Prince Frederick and Mary Donaldson's wedding dinner festival and Crown Princess Merit-Marit have also new tiara at Crown Prince Frederick and Mary Donaldson's wedding dinner festival.

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would have to say that I was choosing or commissioning a new tiara, I would not have gone with this design. the sharp angles on it are rather unattractive and it doesn't look particularly classic
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